Chicken Xacuti Recipe

Chicken Xacuti is a Goan chicken curry that has poppy seeds and Kashmiri chillies. Learn how to make/prepare Chicken Xacuti by following this easy recipe.
Chicken Xacuti Recipe
Difficulty Difficult
Rating 9.5 / 10 (2 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 20 flakes Garlic
  • 5" Ginger
  • Coriander Leaves
  • 4 green Chilies
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 large Coconut (grated)
  • 4 large Onions (sliced)
  • Oil
  • 8 Kashmiri Chilies
  • 3 Cinnamons
  • 2 Cardamoms (peeled)
  • 1 poppy flower (dagarful with seeds removed)
  • Nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Aniseeds (baddixep)
  • 1tsps. Poppy Seeds (coscos)
  • 1 Mace (potri)
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 4 large Onions (chopped)
  • 10 flakes Garlic (chopped)
  • 6 Tomatoes (cut into quaters)
How to make Chicken Xacuti:
  • Cut chicken into small pieces after cleaning. Apply salt on them and keep them aside.
  • Grind garlic, ginger, coriander leaves, green chilies, and turmeric powder to make a paste. Rub this paste on the chicken.
  • Roast the grated coconut with sliced onions in a frying pan, till they become brown in color. Grind this fried mixture to make a thick paste. Keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and roast Kashmiri chilies lightly. Transfer them to a plate.
  • Roast cinnamons, cardamoms, poppy flower, nutmeg and coriander seeds in the same pan. Mix roasted chilies with them.
  • Now, roast coriander seeds, mace, aniseed and poppy seeds very lightly. You can add some more oil to roast, if it is required.
  • Grind all the roasted spices to make a fine paste.
  • Melt ghee in a large pan and fry chopped onions and garlic, till they become tender.
  • Add marinated chicken and lid the pan. Cook till the chicken pieces become tender.
  • Now, add the spice paste and the coconut paste to the chicken and cook for another ten minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve chicken Xacuti with lemon slices.

Reviews and Ratings:
priyanka posted 17/11/2011
instead of using tomatoes,it is better to grind 1 small ball of tamarind while grinding coconut and onion.